Summer by the Numbers

41 different songs (plus some bits and pieces)

10 concerts

9000 people in the audiences (give or take a couple of thousand)

9 cities

96 lines of memorized patter

62 pages of script

2 duo-piano accompaniments I had to play

3 actual dressing rooms

9 gowns

2 elephants...and lions, tigers, and bears 

...Oh, My!  And here I thought I was going to have time to chalk-paint my dining room chairs this summer.  But it was a wonderful one, nonetheless, and I'm overwhelmed by gratitude for all the new people I got a chance to meet along the way and the chance to sing a lot of Garland tunes and a gaggle of new songs, too, including "Tomorrow" (proving that it's never too late for the sun to come out) in a concert with the Cleveland Pops at Playhouse Square promoting their upcoming seasons.  

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